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Feb 14

Next Workshop, Feb 27

Please join us next Thursday (Feb 27) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Who Are Choice Feminists? Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”

Ashleigh Campi
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


13
Feb 14

Next workshop, Feb 13

Please join us this Thursday (Feb 13) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

The Failure of Left Internationalism

Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago


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Jan 14

Next workshop, Jan. 30

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday January 30 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave).

Duels in the European Novel: Honor, Reputation, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form

Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


12
Jan 14

Next workshop, Jan 16

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday January 16 at 6:15pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave). (please take notice of the delayed start)

The Dual Character of Paperwork in the Qing Empire’s Treaty Ports

Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


01
Dec 13

Winter schedule 2014

Although we have one more presentation this quarter (Dec 5, see last post for details), we are excited to now post the winter quarter schedule for the Social Theory Workshop!

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6pm.

Jan 16
“The dual character of paperwork in the Qing Empire’s treaty ports”
Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

Jan. 30
“Duels in the European Novel: Class, Honor, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form”
Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Feb 13
“On the Impossibility of an International Left Movement in Europe”
Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Feb. 27
“Who are Choice Feminists? Competing Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”
Ashleigh Campi
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

March 13
“A Crisis of Internalization: Jessica Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the Waning of the Oedipus Complex”
Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago
and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division


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Nov 13

Next workshop, Dec 5

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday December 5 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave).

“Ecological Crisis and the Capitalist Accumulation of Waste”

Michelle Yates
Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies Program
Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences
Columbia College Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


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Nov 13

Next Workshop, Nov. 14

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, Thursday Nov. 14 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave).:

“The Fragmentation of Leftist Politics in Pakistan: The Last Vestiges of the Legacy of the Old Left, 1948-1952″

Atiya Khan
PhD Candidate
Department of History
The University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


06
Nov 13

Next Workshop Nov 7

Please join us for the next Social Theory Workshop, TOMORROW Thursday Nov. 7 at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S Kenwood Ave).:

“Color Inspections” and the Predicaments of Racism: The Use of Border Theory to Ethnographically Documenting Color Hierarchies among Mexicans in South Chicago”

Sergio Lemus
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

All events will take place at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)

 


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Oct 13

Next Workshop Oct. 31

Please join us for the first meeting of the Social Theory Workshop for 2013-14, Thursday October 31 at 6pm:

“Hayek, Tradition, and the Abolition of Society”
Bob Reamer
Ph.D. Student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

All events will take place at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)


04
Sep 13

Call for papers and Autumn Schedule

We now have an Autumn schedule that is nearly complete but we are also soliciting for presenters for Winter and Spring (We still have one session available in Autumn too!).

Those interested in presenting for the 2013-14 academic year should send an off-list email to Fabian Arzuaga, who will continue as coordinator next year. He can be reached at: arzuaga ["at" sign] uchicago.edu. In your email please indicate a preferred quarter or month to present and provide an indication of what sort of material you would be presenting (conference paper, dissertation chapter, dissertation proposal, journal article, book chapter manuscript, etc.).

We are soliciting proposals of work that explore issues in social theory across a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  The emphasis is less on developing social theory than on exploring in a sustained fashion the social theoretical implications of the participants’ work.  Themes to be addressed are likely to include the relationship between social and cultural transformations; the meaning, practices, and structures of work;  questions of the public sphere, civil society, and democracy; the relations between modernist and postmodernist forms of social theory;  the relation between colonialism and the global expansion of capital,and conceptual issues posed by globalization.

We look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

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Autumn 2013 Schedule:

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm. All papers will be distributed one week in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory.” All events will take place at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave).

Oct 31:
Bob Reamer: “Hayek, Tradition, and the Abolition of Society”
Doctoral student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

Nov 7:
Sergio Lemus, “Color Inspections” and the Predicaments of Racism: The Use of Border Theory to Ethnographically Document Color Hierarchies among Mexicans in South Chicago”
Doctoral Candidate,
Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov 14:
Atiya Khan, “The Fragmentation of Leftist Politics in Pakistan: The Last Vestiges of the Legacy of the Old Left, 1948-1952″
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

Dec 5:
Michelle Yates “Ecological Crisis and the Capitalist Accumulation of Waste”
Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies Program
Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences
Columbia College, Chicago
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